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I have these wheels in mind and I'd like to know if I'm going to be able to get them onto a stock miata without too much trouble. I'm going to need to drive it at least 30 miles like this, don't mind if the rubber gets beat up but need the car to roll free. Any thoughts?

http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g47657320

(would be on a BRG miata... I think it would be a good combo)
 

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gah!!! i like those a lot.
 

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The front wheels might interfere with NA8 brakes. Unfortunately many of these classic SSR wheels require a ~5mm spacer when used with NA8 brakes (or AFAIK NA8 brake calipers. Such that if you did a lazy man's brake swap with NA6 calipers/NA8 disks, you should be OK)
 

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Well.

I couldn't pass them up so they're now mine. Keep in mind that I don't actually have the car yet so I don't have much control over how they were installed.

The will be swapped front to back when I get the car and some serious lowering will be done. Wish they were all 15x8 but I can live with the staggered look. The lower offset 15x7 will be nice for a brake swap and spacer.

http://picasaweb.google.com/geoff.sinfield/NewRoadster - Link to photo album.

Thoughts?
 

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Nice. So your exporter installed the wheels for you before putting the car on a ship bound for Canada? What did he do with the original wheels? Anyways, I think it looks good. Very desirable wheel and the color contrast is unique.
 

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Ya, I bought the car from USS auctions and the wheels from ebay and he installed them. It will mean a lot less headaches than shipping them seperate.

I bought the car with steelies so I'm not to concerned with where they end up (they will not be coming to Canada).

I am pretty happy with the color combo too... now I really want this car!
 

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That driver's seat will need some attention. Check with some of the UK specialist importers; they have a pretty good handle on the leather to use to bring them back to new, and might let you know. One importer uses a leather repair kit from Peugout; perfect match. www.sftmx5parts.co.uk have the proper Vspec Nardi shifters; not cheap though.

Low on fuel; thats good. You don't want seawater contaminated petrol after the trip across the Pacific. I suggest you have a can of gas with you when you collect the car, rather than limping it around to a gas station. I have heard of so many trashing a cat because of bad petrol after picking the car up at the docks.
 

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thanks for the tips roadsternut.

i almost bought a pair of nakamaes for it but just couldn't commit. would much prefer irtbs at the moment. i'll keep the fingers crossed that some used nakamaes come up on YJ in the future.

kind of a bummer the shifter is gone, although i don't really like the nardi v-spec piece. had one in my last roadster and, if i would have kept the car, the shifter would be a goner. same goes for the nardi wheel... not my thing but i might keep it on this car.

the cars are always shipped bone dry and the gas can is a must... learned that with the last car:)
 

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No idea on the exhaust. I don't currently have the car, it's still sitting in japan waiting to be shipped over. When I do get it though, the exhaust will be my pitcrew racing setup.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bU3nmu-aP1o

I am getting pretty anxious waiting for it to arrive.
 
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